Tale of Two Sisters Remake is Now The Uninvited

This is actually not a bad idea: the powers that be have decided that the title of their horror remake of “A Tale of Two Sisters” (called likewise in the American version) is not scary enough, so they’ve changed the title to “The Uninvited”. Which, for Asian movie watchers out there, is also the title of another 2003 South Korean horror movie starring Jeon Ji-Hyun as a woman who (what else?) sees ghosts. No official announcements have been made on the change of title yet. Plus, IMDB.com still lists the movie as being called “A Tale of Two Sisters”.

Word of the retitling comes from Fangoria, so you can blame them if it turns out to be wrong.

Based on a classic Korean folk tale infused with ’70s British horror. The DreamWorks version centers on modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell who return home from a mental hospital only to find their recovery unraveling because of a cruel stepmother, clueless father and a lingering ghost.

I can see why they would change the title. “The Uninvited” just sounds more horror-ish than “A Tale of Two Sisters”, which could be anything from a teen romantic comedy to a teen drama. Although as I originally suggested, if they REALLY wanted this thing to be scary, they should have cast the Olsen Twins. Seriously, those girls are just freakish now.

The film stars Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, Emily Browning and David Strathairn, and was directed by Charles and Thomas Guard.